Around the world today, the powerful “feed upon the powerless” and too many people are treated as “consumer goods to be used and then discarded,” Pope Francis writes in his first major paper since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic church last May.
The identities of the 13 people, including the gunman, who died and at least eight who were wounded are being released by officials as family members are informed of the victims’ statuses. Police have now identified all of those who died in Monday’s violence, including the alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis, 34.
Tuesday’s terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man.
When the sentencing hearing for former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning begins today, he will face the possibility of spending many decades in prison. Manning was found guilty of 19 counts Tuesday, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.